Special Guest Speaker Harold Hancock, McGuireWoods, Washington DC
After more than six years as tax counsel to the Ways and Means Committee, Harold now serves as a strategic federal tax advisor to clients in a wide range of industries. He brings a unique, bipartisan perspective to several areas of tax law, including business deductions and credits, tax accounting, tax-exempt organizations, and estate and gift taxes.
During his tenure, Harold served under three Ways and Means Committee chairs, including the current chairman, Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), and Brady’s predecessor, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. He was responsible for devising key provisions in major legislation, including the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 and the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015. Before joining the Ways and Means Committee staff in 2011, Harold was a writer and analyst for CCH, a leading provider of tax and business law resources for accountants, attorneys and compliance professionals. He reviewed and analyzed tax legislation and guidance issued by the Internal Revenue Service and the federal courts for online and print resources.
In addition to providing strategic legal counsel, Harold advises clients on strategy and business planning as a senior advisor to McGuireWoods Consulting, the firm’s public affairs subsidiary.